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Global journalism community rallies for press freedom in Nicaragua as government officially takes over independent newsrooms

In solidarity with the independent journalists who continue to report, investigate and inform Nicaraguan society, 470 journalists from 40 countries signed a letter against repression from the government. 

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Year begins with attacks on independent media in Venezuela and journalists fear passage of laws against the press

Journalists and experts attributed the increase in attacks to a repressive pattern from the government and to the country's political moment, of the retaking of the National Assembly by those aligned with Chavismo.

World Radio Day celebrates its 10th anniversary and 110 years of this 'young medium'

2020 was perhaps the year in which radio most clearly demonstrated its impact and importance in society. This 110-year-old "young media outlet" – as UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay refers to it – has a penetration rate of 75 percent in developing countries.

Here’s what radio journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean told LJR about radio’s importance to press freedom

In celebration of World Radio Day, we asked radio journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean why radio is important for press freedom in the region.

Cuba sees increase of 124% in violations against press freedom in January and journalists anticipate trend of greater repression

In part, the skyrocketing of the cases can be attributed to the suppression of a demonstration on Jan. 27, but journalists and organizations in the country believe that attacks on the press are part of a broader escalation of aggressions

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Freedom of expression advocates alarmed at new provincial media observatory in Argentina

Public media in southern Argentina will have a new governing board, as well as an oversight body for their content, to prevent any "negative impact" of their material on society.

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Ruling in favor of journalist Daniel Santoro sets a precedent in the protection of investigative journalism in Argentina

The ruling in Daniel Santoro's case defends the secrecy of journalistic sources as something "essential for the proper exercise of journalistic work," said ADEPA.

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Innovation and restrictions on the press in the midst of pandemic: a look back at the most important stories of 2020

To mark the end of 2020, the LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) team put together a list of the most interesting and important stories we’ve covered this year.

Sale of Semana magazine and subsequent wave of resignations may affect plurality of journalism in Colombia

The acquisition of the magazine by the Gilinski family, one of the richest families in the country, and the resignation of at least 16 journalists and columnists may affect the plurality of journalism in the country, but could be an opportunity for digital natives, say experts.

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IAPA launches competition for media seeking digital solutions, among other new initiatives to combat impunity and improve press freedom

With three new initiatives, the Inter-American Press Association seeks to innovate its work on combating impunity in crimes against journalists, monitoring the state of freedom of expression in the region and supporting its partner media in the digital transformation of the journalism industry.